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The Mind, Stress and Meditation

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Meditation and Stress One of the most common reasons that people cite for wanting to learn meditation is to reduce stress. Stress is of course unavoidable, and the point of stress reduction and stress management programs is not to eliminate stress from our lives entirely. Life is always going to be full of challenges, and a life without some turmoil is not only impossible but is also undesirable. Many stress therapists, of course, recognize that regular meditation and relaxation can be of significant help in reducing stress to manageable and healthy levels, and relaxation and meditation exercises are now widely...

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Yoga, Women, and Their Periods. What are you missing?

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Most of the myths concerning what women can't do during their periods; hang out around bears, swim, get pregnant, share a tent with menfolk, are easily debunked. But despite all of the fun-loving, white yoga pants-wearing gals jumping around in tampon commercials, no one seems to know whether it's actually safe to practice yoga while on the rag. We talked to some experts about the possible perils of doing headstands on your period and a super fun term called "retrograde menstruation." There are both traditional and scientific justifications for abstaining from certain yoga positions during that time of the month....

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Heavy Metal Yoga? What do you think?

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This is definitely not your mom’s yoga. Two new classes, are breaking the yoga mold, featuring heavy metal, cursing, and yes, beer. “A lot of people love conventional yoga, which is great, but it doesn’t work for everybody,” says Rage Yoga founder Lindsay Istace. “A lot of people feel awkward and intimidated, like they’ve walked into a library full of gymnasts. Some people need a different route in order to get that same centered place.” Here are two classes that definitely take a less conventional path to enlightenment—and have fun doing it. Rage Yoga Rage Yoga started off as a joke....

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7-Year-Old Donates over 12,000 Lbs. Of Food to Local Pantry.

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Meet Kaden Newton, 7-Year-Old Entrepreneur. Yeah, we said 7… Kaden has created a company called “Mac & Cheese and Pancakes” through which he donates “kid-friendly” foods to his local food pantry in Texas! Kaden and his very supportive parents have been donating food to their local food pantry for the last 3 years, because Kaden … Continue reading 7-Year-Old Donates over 12,000 Lbs. Of Food to Local Pantry.

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Laughter Yoga… Who doesn’t have time for a laugh?

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The Birth of Laughter Yoga can be traced to the first days of Spring in the year 1995. Laughter Yoga was created by Dr. Madan Kataria (a physician from India) in collaboration with his wife Madhuri (a yoga instructor. It’s based on the concept that the body can’t tell the difference between real laughter and … Continue reading Laughter Yoga… Who doesn’t have time for a laugh?

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